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BOAT LIFT trailer – first in UK

BOAT LIFT trailer – first in UK 22/06/2017

Here at Kingston Marine Boatyard in East Cowes we have just taken delivery of a new self-propelled boat mover, the first trailer of its kind in the UK from Italian brand BOAT LIFT. The boat mover has a maximum lift capacity of 30 tonnes with multi-directional, 90° steering on all four wheels that enables side crab steering and makes the trailer immensely manoeuvrable. Powered by a 38hp Yanmar engine, the boat mover is also self-levelling. The unit will radically reduce transit times from the hoist dock area to the main yard, increasing efficiency and throughput, which will take further strides as the new custom-built cradles arrive this month and throughout the summer. Cowes read more

Changes to Harbour General Directions


21/12/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission has completed a review of the current set of Cowes Harbour General Directions, taking into consideration the completion of the new Cowes Breakwater and the requirements of the revised Port Marine Safety Code issued in March 2015. As a result, CHC recommends that

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Christmas and New Year 2016


21/12/2015

The Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1200 on Thursday, 24th December 2015 and re-open at 0900 on Monday, 4th January 2016. During this time all phone calls will be automatically redirected to CHC staff at Shepards Wharf Marina who can be contacted on 01983 297821 between 1000

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Heavy-lift vessel Deo Volente in Cowes Harbour


15/12/2015

The Dutch heavy-lift vessel MV Deo Volente, owned by Hartman Seatrade, entered Cowes Harbour on 14th and 15th December 2015. The Deo Volente is one of the largest ships ever to enter Cowes Harbour with a displacement of 5,486 tonnes and deck cranes, each with a lift capacity of 120 tonnes, which

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Cowes Harbour Moorings customer news winter 2015


08/12/2015

Welcome to our first newsletter - I hope you enjoy reading about what's happening at Cowes Harbour Moorings and if you don't already keep your boat in the harbour or on the river, then do consider us for next season! All about Cowes Harbour Moorings Cowes Harbour Commission owns and

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Preparations under way for Victoria Marina in East Cowes


07/12/2015

Press release issued today (Monday, 7th November 2015) by the developers of the planned new Victoria Marina in East Cowes: The developers of the new Victoria Marina waterfront in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight have begun preparations for the commencement of the project following the recent

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Dredge Licence Application - 02/2015 East Cowes Marina


03/12/2015

An application has been received for a maintenance dredge licence at East Cowes Marina. Location: East Cowes Marina (ECM), Britannia Way, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6UB. Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be dredged includes the K - L basin and extends south to the M -N basin and

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Strategic planning for the Medina Valley - Isle of Wight


30/11/2015

The marine and maritime sector is central to the economy of the Solent, and it is vital that the retention of adequate waterfront employment sites is prioritised in order for our marine industries to reach their potential. Cowes Harbour Commission’s strategic policies therefore stress the

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'Love Where You Sail' 2015


02/12/2015

As part of The Green Blue's Love Where You Sail initiative, in partnership with the Environment Agency and local harbours and marinas in the Solent area, The Green Blue are promoting an online survey to help them understand current behaviours and attitudes of boaters towards the disposal of

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A welcoming place for all our winter visitors!


30/11/2015

The Medina Estuary is a haven for some of Europe’s rarest and most vulnerable migratory birds and the winter months are a great time to see them. The estuary’s mudflats, saltmarsh and surrounding land form part of a network of important and protected wetland sites around the Solent. The visiting

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Cowes Breakwater Project November 2015 report


30/11/2015

As reported in our newsletter last month, contractors Boskalis Westminster have finished the rock armouring of the new Cowes Breakwater. The removal of surplus gravel material to the north of the breakwater has been delayed due to the requirement for contractors to obtain a new MMO (Marine

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Successful salvage on the River Medina


30/11/2015

On 4th November 2015, a 20 metre converted wooden trawler foundered on her mooring at Medham, opposite Cowes Harbour Commission’s Kingston Wharf site on the River Medina.Having been involved in the initial multi-agency response with the RNLI and Coastguard to establish the boat owner’s safety and

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The summer of 2015 at Shepards Wharf


16/11/2015

It was a truly historic summer in Cowes this year as spectacular classic yachts and superyachts converged on the UK with event highlights including the Royal Yacht Squadron’s celebrations of its bicentenary year, the Panerai British Classic Week and Charles Stanley Cowes Classic Week. Anakena at

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Cowes RNLI shout to sunken trawler on River Medina


04/11/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission patrol launches can often be found working with the Cowes RNLI lifeboat when incidents occur around the harbour or on the River Medina. The following report has just been issued by Cowes RNLI:Fears that someone was trapped aboard a sunken ship lead to the hurried launching

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Cowes Breakwater rock armouring complete


28/10/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is pleased to report that contractors Boskalis Westminster have completed the installation of rock armour layers to the new detached Cowes Breakwater. Five navigation light beacons have now been instated along the crest of the breakwater, details of which can be

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New transport link from Cowes to Portsmouth


28/10/2015

A new Cowes to Portsmouth high-speed foot passenger ferry route is due to be launched on 5th November 2015 by Scoot Ferries Ltd, operating from Trinity Landing in Cowes and arriving to the Millennium Pontoon at The Town Camber, Portsmouth. Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Harbour Master at Cowes said:

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Winter water taxis in Cowes Harbour


28/10/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission has been notified by Sally Water Taxis that they will not be operating a service over the winter period, as from 1st November 2015. As a result, the Commission will continue to provide a water taxi service to CHC moorings throughout the winter months, between the hours of

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Industrial unit at Kingston Marine Services East Cowes


28/10/2015

Kingston Marine Services in East Cowes has a large workshop / storage unit available for rent from 1st December 2015. Unit 3 is 150 square metres, with both front and rear access and is initially available on a six-month or one-year lease, although terms could be negotiable. Marine use would be

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Harbour Commission names new Port Handbook publisher


26/10/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) announces the appointment of Horizon Publishing Ltd and True Angle Editorial to take on responsibility for the publication of the Cowes Port Handbook. Cowes Harbour Commission has today (Monday, 26th October) named Hampshire-based Horizon Publishing Ltd and

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Breakwater site visit for Advisory Committee


29/09/2015

Members of the Harbour Advisory Committee paid a site visit to the new Cowes Breakwater today (Tuesday, 29th September), to get a close-up view of the 350-metre long structure and learn about the construction process from contractor Boskalis Westminster. Ben Willows, Chairman of the Advisory

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Make that a double - Vector Martini wins 2015 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Powerboat Race


29/09/2015

On what has to be one of the most perfect Cowes Torquay Powerboat Races in the 55-year history of the event, it was stunning to see these magnificent machines racing once more from the start line outside the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. Fantastic race conditions soon sorted the field as the

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Cowes Harbour news round-up September 2015


29/09/2015

Here’s a round-up of other news from Cowes Harbour and beyond. • Solent Protection Society visit to Cowes Harbour On 22nd September, 56 members of the Solent Protection Society visited Cowes on their annual ‘away day’, to learn about recent changes in the harbour and proposed

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How the Island was formed


29/09/2015

The rich and varied history of the Medina Valley is a source of great interest to many of us who live and work here and also for the large number of visitors to the Island. The focus of interest in the Medina is often its maritime heritage and the long history of sailing, so this month we decided

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